I’ve never been robbed. I mean, one time a guy asked me for a cigarette late at night in the gym parking lot and I got really scared, but that’s about it. I don’t know how I’d react in an actual robbery, but I do play it out in my mind and when I’m honest with myself, I know I’d be absolutely terrified, so I’d either run like crazy or try to claw their eyes out and bite like a cornered animal. I hope I never have to find out.
But in my heart of hearts, what I really want to be, is cool, calm, and collected, like Clint Eastwood, or even better, this shop owner.
A robber approaches the front counter with his face covered, holding a bag, and looking like he’s demanding money.
But this chill-ass Souvlaki restaurant worker finished making a customer’s food, kept calm, and handed the confused patron their order. All the while the robber was just standing there, looking confused.
This guy basically used the Ferber method on this crook. When the mugger saw that he wasn’t phasing this dude, he eventually called it quits and left the store. No violence, no attacks, no escalation. Just a chill Souvlaki store owner ignoring the crap he doesn’t want to deal with.
Not all heroes wear capes, people. (h/t stuff.co.nz)